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Gather the Family at Baumgartner's Backbone Lodge
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Gather the Family at Baumgartner's Backbone Lodge

When was the last time your WHOLE family got together? Yes, I mean your whole family! Do you like the idea of camping but prefer all the comforts of home? Come stay at Baumgartner’s Backbone Lodge and spend some quality time together at Iowa's first state park, Backbone

Located by the North Gate at the state park, Baumgartner’s is a fully finished rustic log home with a full kitchen, four large bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and two half-baths. The bathrooms have heated flooring. What a luxury to have after being in the outside and to take a warm bubble bath with no cold floors to step out on.

Baumgartner's provide wood for the fireplace and fire pit. Who doesn’t enjoy roasting marshmallows over a roaring fire? Just think about that gold-brown, crispy deliciousness. And there's a playhouse just for the kids. What fun they will have! And there’s more... How about turning this fun into a family reunion? The garage can seat up to 100 and there are two RV hookups. 

With the Backbone State Park right next door, there are so many family-fun adventures to enjoy. Go exploring on the scenic trails with a game of search and find. Who will be the first to find an acorn, a pinecone, and maybe even a fossil in a rock?

And don't forget to bring your fishing poles! Who will catch the biggest fish? Or, if fishing isn't your thing, paddle or kayak your way down the river.

And speaking of active, outdoor activities, a trip to Baumgartner's wouldn't be complete without a walk down by the lake. Take your off your shoes and sink your toes into the creamy colored sand. The kids can play in the sand and make a sandcastle. There's something for everyone to enjoy at Backbone!

So get the family together to reminisce, reconnect, and have some good-ole family-fun. It's all happening right here in Clayton County at Baumgartner's Backbone Lodge! For more information call 563-933-4810 

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